Clay Chabot

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Clay Chabot Pleaded Innocent For Decades. But Suddenly, He Copped to Murder in Court Today.

    Clay Chabot​Behind bars for more than 20 years, after being found guilty of the 1986 rape and murder of a Garland woman named Galua Crosby, Clay Chabot always maintained he was innocent. This morning, that all changed: In a Dallas courtroom,  Chabot pleaded guilty to Crosby's murder. He was p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Innocence Project Believes Clay Chabot is Innocent, But Isn't Insisting. Not Yet.

    Clay Chabot, not yet one of those technically exonerated by DNA evidence In an Unfair Park item I posted last week about the case of Clay Chabot, I quoted Susan Campbell, spokeswoman for the family of Galua Crosby. Chabot has served 21 years in prison for her Crosby’s 1986 murder. Campbell wante ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    In Limbo

    More than two decades after being convicted of murder, Clay Chabot will get another trial. Susan Campbell, spokesman for the family of Galua Crosby, who was murdered in 1986, wants families of victims to be informed about developments when someone convicted of killing their loved one has been grante ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Clay Chabot's Got One Foot Out of the Prison Cell Door

    Authorities are fitting Clay Chabot with an electronic monitor this week in anticipation of his release from prison Wednesday. Judge Lana Myers ruled on Friday that Chabot be released on bail pending a new trial -- if the Dallas County District Attorney decides to retry him for the murder of Galua C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    DNA Evidence Ain't No "Get Out of Jail" Free Card for One Man

    More than two decades after being convicted of murder, Clay Chabot will get another trial. Clay Chabot stays in prison -- for now. For 21 years, Clay Chabot has been imprisoned for the 1986 murder of Galua Crosby. But a A DNA test has implicated the state’s chief witness against him, Gerald Pabs ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    A Devil's Deal in Dallas Court

    A terrible crime plus skaky evidence tempts prosecutors to play a secret game of "let's make a deal"

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    DA Watkins: "Justice at Its Best"

    Craig Watkins sure is putting the "DA" in "DNA." This week's Observer cover story on DNA exonerations will be available shortly, but recent news about the case of Clay Chabot proves that these revelations of dubious convictions are just going to keep on coming. And, as District Attorney Craig Watkin ... More >>